Monday, February 25, 2008

Welcome to Cagayan de Oro City`paradise philippines

Monigue Cave

1198030035cave.JPG Located at Barangay Mambuaya this city; the cave entrance is flowing water from underground stream. The cave has a small opening that seems too narrow to be passable, it has a six (6) inches airspace between ceiling and water that you have submerge yourselves one by one, equipped with a helmet and a waterproof cap lamp. The cave contains a beautiful sparkling formations which is called the CALCIUM CARBONATE (CaCO3) or CALCITES. These stalactites and stalagmites, white and brown, are sign of oxidized materials that take 50-60 years to form an inch. the cave is definitely spellbinding, There were formations of flowstone, gurpool-resembling, rice terraces, transparent crystals and pictureque speleothems, such as cathedral drapes and icons. Everything was simply beautiful and awesome.

Malasag Eco-tourism Village

Capture the ethnic spirit of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Gardens. It is a fascinating living museum that showcase the different houses of the indigenous tribes of Northern Mindanao including some of its colorful flora and fauna.The village and gardens are set in picturesque Malasag Hills where one can walk in its winding paths and admire the breathtaking view of the city's coastline and the Macajalar Bay. Staffed by Lumads dressed in thier weaving, basket making and thier intricate dance steps.

(088) 855-6181 Or 63918-9187893

Macahambus Adventure Park

A must place to visit when you're in Cagayan de Oro City the heart of the city and is 10 minutes away from the airport . Is the Macahambus Adventure Park that is located in Barangay Lumbia and Bayanga. It is only 25 minutes from the park has a lot to offer for thrill seekers.

Imagine yourself walking on a stay bridge amidst gigantic Century old tress and view the specular Macahambus Gorge below. the Sky Bridge is 120 meters long and 120 feet high. For added excitement, you can rappel down to the Gorge try our 120 meter Zip Line or Slide for Life. How's that added adrenaline rush?

(088)856-3972 or 63917-498-7745

Entrance Fee: P300/person inclusive use of skybridge & zipline

(088)856-3972 Or 63917-498-7745

Whitewater River Rafting

1198029980waterrafting.jpg This is the only whitewater rafting destination in the Philippines that has a year navigable course. It is a wholesome adventure for outdoor enthusiat and explorers that full of fun and excitement.

While paddling through the wild rapids of Cagayan river, you'll be treated to awesome and lush beauty of nature along its banks.

Fourteen rapids await you ranging from class 3 to 4 don't miss this amazing whitewater rafting that is only found in Cagayan de Oro City! Mambuaya to Kabula ( 3 hours run).


(088) 857-1270 Or 639177073583

Pinoy River Rafting ( Tubing)

Tubing- Unlike rafting, where the passenger need to paddle, the guest here will just sit and enjoy the two and a half hour tubing trip. Age range of guests is from 2 years to 70+ years old. To be able to join this activity, swimming skills, no fear of water and ability to follow instructions is not a reqired trait.Contact # 639194043930 look for Mr. Jerome Garcia


F.s. Catanico Falls

1198029849catanicofalls.jpg Nature has blesssed the City with the wonder of F.S. Catanico Falls. Enhanced with moss green ferns, the partual raging Rapids keep pounding on giant boulders, rocks and pebbles. Beneath the clear blue waters. it has withstood the passage of changing seasons. It is only 30 minutes by car from the city proper.

Mapawa Nature Park

1198031079park.jpg Just a few minutes ride from the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is the enchanting Mapawa Nature Park. The Place has small waterfalls for swimming and nearby are picnic tables set under gigantic trees. the Mapawa Nature Park offers many wonderful activities for its visitor like;

A guide trek to the big water falls and a mini forest Horseback riding Camping, Rapelling, etc.

For Reservation:
Malasag Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City
Tel # (08822) 725218 or 63928-226-1747

(08822) 725218 Or 63928-226-1747

Macahambus Hill Cave and Gorge

This is the site of famous Battle of Macahambus Hill which took place on June 4, 1900, the first Filipino victory against the Americans. The cave itself is a picturesque spot. today, it's a short cavern leads to a veranda that overlooks the meandering Cagayan River below. 200 meters away the Macahambus Gorge. This is actually the steep precipice where the enemy forces fell to thier deaths. Today, a flight of over a hundred steps leads down the floor of the gorge where there is an underground river that comesout from one cave to another cave. the cave is covered with a lush tropical arbor of forest growth.

Pueblo De Oro Golf & Country Club

1198030570gmetv_pueblo_de_oro.jpg An 18 hole par 72 world class all weather championship Golf course designed by world renowed designer Robert Trent Jones II, It is complete with facilities & amenities- such as modern clubhouse, function rooms, pro-shop, driving range, practice putting greens and others.

Visit Pueblo de Oro website

Clubhouse Office (088) 858-8823

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

macahambus adventure park~paradie philippines

One of the places to visit while you’re in Cagayan de Oro City is the Macahambus Adventure Park, a natural getaway that offers a change of pace from the humdrum of everyday life.

Designed to be an alternative park catering to extreme sports enthusiasts, Macahambus Adventure Park offers much to the adventurous and sporty individual. Imagine immersing yourself in the full glory of nature, walking in the midst of gigantic century-old trees and swinging from the top of an enormous gorge, nothing between you and the ground except hundred of feet of air, giving you a different perspective of the majestic Macahambus gorge. For a thrilling experience of the entire gorge in full, take a deep breath and cross the Sky Bridge, which runs for 123 meters across a height of 150 meters, which gives you the most commanding view of the gorge in all its glory. If you’re looking for more adventure, why not try rappelling down the gorge itself for that once-in-a-lifetime rush; experience the thrill of slowly making your way down into the forest floor and looking up to the canopy of trees from a totally new perspective.

For that ultimate, heart-pounding, adrenaline-laced thrill, the 120-meter Zip Line (slide-for-life) is the right thing for you. The rush of hanging from a heavy-duty cable at a height of 150 feet is incomparable – but sliding through the same cable across the two edges of a gorge is nothing short of exhilarating.

But don’t take our word for it. Come and see for yourself. The Macahambus Adventure Park is conveniently located at Barangay Lumbia, a 25-minute ride from the heart of the city, and 10 minutes from the airport.

Cave Exploration

Caving is the sport and science of exploring caves. Although it has gained reputation as an extreme sport in recent days, purists refrain from identifying caving with other more popular extreme sports such as whitewater rafting or snowboarding due to the common assumption that extreme sports are activities that foster the disregard for danger to life and limb.

Various organizations throughout the world today advocate caving – or speleology – as a pastime and science, and fund various caving expeditions held throughout the year. But what’s so enticing about this new sport – or science, call it what you want – is that it puts one in close contact with nature at its rawest form, the last, unexplored areas of the planet we all live in.

Cagayan de Oro’s Premiere Whitewater Rafting Voyages

Feel the rush of whitewater rafting in the beautiful and spectacular Cagayan de Oro River, and discover the thrill of nature at its wildest!


is Cagayan de Oro’s premiere whitewater rafting outfitter. They are the only group that uses State Of The Art Rafts (SOTAR) and equipment, as well as the only outfitters that offer rafting trips ranging from the beginner’s course – which covers class 1-2 rapids – to advance courses, which cover the more difficult class 3-4 rapids. And these trips are offered throughout the year.

And it’s guaranteed to be safe, no matter what the time of year: with our experienced and able river guides that had been trained both by the prestigious International Rafting Federation (IRF) in rafting techniques and safety, and by the Philippine National Red Cross in first-aid and CPR, rest assured that your experience will be so safe and enjoyable that you’ll want to keep on coming back for more!
Whitewater rafting has never been this good. With KAGAY, you will always have the best whitewater rafting experiences this side of the globe. So make your reservations now!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Taal Volcano

Taal Volcano is located on the island Luzon, south of the Philippines' captial Manila. It has been selected as one of 15 Decade Volcanoes. There is currently no Taal-homepage by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology's (PHIVOLCS), hence this is only an unofficial home-page (PhiVolcs' "blessing" is indicated by a link from the PhiVolcs-www-page to this site). Aside from information on Taal, this site provides information on and translations of 19th century work of German/Austrain scientists travelling the Philippines and exerpts from the famous work of Fr. Saderra Maso, who summarized the pre-1911 activity on the basis of historical ("hard-to-get-to") accounts.

Taal Volcano is located about 60 km SSE of Metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines. It is a complex volcanic system composed of a small volcanic island (Volcano Island), which has been the site of almost all historic activity, located within a 20x30 km lake-filled complex caldera(?) (Taal Lake, in older texts also called Lake Bonbon), one of the great volcano-tectonic depressions of the world.

The whole region surrounding Taal is at considerable volcanic risk. Taal Volcano is situated in a highly populated and rapidly growing agricultural and industrial region. Five towns are located around the lakeshore and 2 cities and 8 more towns are lined up along the caldera rim. Two large power stations are located 15 km and 17 km, respectively, from Taal Lake.

The geologic setting of Taal, and the variability of eruption sites and magnitudes, generates a diverse range of volcanic hazards, such as base surges, lava flows, ballistic fallout, ash and scoria fallout, toxic gases, acidic flashes from crater lake, lake tsunamis and seiches, lakeshore flooding, earthquakes, ground fissuring and subsidence, landslides and sectoral collapse, turbulent ashflows, and lahars.

Base surges were first documented during an eruption at Taal in 1965 (Moore et al., 1966). This particular hazard is the notorious cause of deaths and destructions both on Volcano Island and in lakeshore areas as surges can propagate over the lake without significant reduction in force.

Base surge eruptions in 1911 and 1965 blasted the villages to the west of the vent at Volcano Island, travelling 3 km across Lake Taal. In contrast, the aa lava flows erupted in 1968 and 1969 were confined within the embayment created by the 1965 eruption in the SW flank of Volcano Island and, apparently, did not pose a significant threat at that time. However, lava flows could be a serious hazard at Taal if erupted from a lakeshore vent and accompanied by violent hydrovolcanic explosions resulting from lava-lakewater interaction. The presence of a scoria cone at Boot, located east of Volcano Island, also suggests that eruptions along lakeshore areas are highly probable, although without historical precedence.

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